Dental bridges for missing teeth
Dental bridges play an important role in restoring the smile when patients are missing natural teeth. Whether you need an implant-supported bridge or a fixed dental bridge for the front teeth, our Hackensack, New Jersey, team can assist. Drs. Edward and Dina Jackson of State Street Smiles encourage you to book an appointment to learn more about this restorative option for one or more missing teeth in the smile.
What are dental bridges?
Dental bridges are a type of restorative dental treatment that is used to replace missing teeth. This procedure involves anchoring one or more artificial teeth (known as pontics) between two abutment crowns placed on the natural teeth (or implants) surrounding the empty space. The pontic is then sealed into place, creating a bridge-like appearance and restoring your smile’s appearance, functionality, and health. Bridges can be made from several materials, such as porcelain fused with metal or ceramics. The bridge will closely match the color of your existing teeth, so it blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Dental bridges can last up to 10 years or more with proper care and maintenance.
What are the benefits of dental bridges?
Thanks to dental bridges, patients no longer have to live with the discomfort and embarrassment of missing teeth. Not only will a bridge help restore your smile, but it also helps prevent other teeth from shifting out of alignment and can even restore your ability to chew properly. Additionally, with proper care, a dental bridge is just as durable as one’s natural teeth, making them an ideal solution for tooth replacement for those considering cost and longevity.
What is the process of obtaining dental bridges for missing teeth?
Our skilled dentists at State Street Smiles perform the fabrication and placement of dental bridges in several steps. During your first visit, Drs. Edward and Dina Jackson will perform a comprehensive exam and may take x-rays or impressions of your mouth to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for a bridge. Preparations are made to the adjacent teeth, impressions are taken, and these are sent to a lab to create the final dental bridge for bonding in place.
Call State Street Smiles of Hackensack, New Jersey, today!
If you are interested in learning more about dental bridges and other restoration options for missing teeth, call (201) 389-2183 to request an appointment at our facility, conveniently located at 405 Main Street.
A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.